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Tribulus terrestris and its role in male fertility

Tribulus terrestris is effective on the sperm parameters and sexual function in men and can be used as complementary medicine along with other treatments in infertility with male factors. Why? Lets go through all the information we know about Tribulus terrestris together. Key facts about male fertility A man’s fertility is more often restricted than entirely absent. Azoospermia is the medical condition of a man not having any sperm in his semen, which affects about 1% of the male population. Aspermia,…

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Infertility risk factors affecting both male and female

Infertility risk factors for both male and female happen to be the same while other risk factors are gender specific as you can read about in our previous articles. If you are trying to conceive it is helpful to know of the potential risk factors in your life. There may be a lifestyle choices that can attribute to an infertility diagnosis. By identifying them and addressing them early on, it could increase your chances for successful and healthier pregnancy.  …

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More than 18 female infertility risk factors in detail

There are many different risk factors that can play a huge part when it comes to female fertility. For today we have chosen 18 of them in detail. The Education Zone of Fertilitypedia explains 181 infertility risk factors. Our Education Zone has been created by team of medical experts and its professional source of information you can trust. BRCA mutations A mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes. Cervical polyps Small, elongated tumors…

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18 MALE INFERTILITY RISK FACTORS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

Did you know there are 181 infertility risk factors described by Fertilitypedia? Fertilitypedia’s medical team created the Education Zone as a free information resource for patients, students and even doctors.  Here you can find out about all aspects of fertility and reproductive health. For today learn more about 18 male infertility risk factors Advanced paternal age Age that may lead to the accumulation of de novo mutations, male infertility and increased genetic risks on the offspring. Anabolic steroid-induced hypogonadism The…

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Calculate your chances to conceive

Last week we provided you with the explanation of how artificial intelligence can help being used in the online self-diagnosis Fertilitypedia tool. Today we want to highlight another unique Fertilitypedia tool which will indicate your chance to conceive. How can our online Fertilitypedia Chance to conceive calculator help you? This tool is intended to serve as a guide for decision-making about how and when to deal with fertility issues. The Fertilitypedia Chance to conceive calculations are based on over 30 years of…

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Guide to Prenatal Care

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Finding out you’re pregnant can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be very intimidating. After getting over your initial excitement and shock, prenatal care will be the next thing on your mind. You are going to have to find a doctor and apply for insurance if you do not have it. Then you have to come up with a birth plan, submit yourself to tests and physical examinations. You may even start panicking a little bit when you…

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Gynaecologist: If I were an infertile woman, I would want to live in the Czech Republic

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“The Czech Republic is experiencing an infertility epidemic; every tenth couple has reproductive problems. However, the care provided here is at a high level and the success rate of assisted reproduction is 90%. If I were an infertile woman, I would be glad that I live here,” says Luboš Vlček, gynaecologist and physician in the field of assisted reproduction. You’re talking about the epidemy of infertility. Is it really caused by the fact that people are not in such a…

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IVF news: did you know that pregnancy causes long-term changes in your brain?

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Every day science moves forward, either in small, partial steps or in quite significant discoveries. We’ll be bringing you regular news from IVF, keeping an eye on both scientific and medical advance and also inspirational stories. December brought various good news. 1. Researchers have investigated a protein called NLRP2, which plays an important role in early embryogenesis. This insight could result in better understanding and treating of reproductive disorders. The protein was shown to become more important with increasing maternal age,…

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DAY 3 OR DAY 5 EMBRYO TRANSFER: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

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You are unique and thus the decision of when to transfer an embryo into your womb in the course of an IVF procedure is an individual matter. In this post, we will discuss the two most frequently preferred developmental stages when an embryo can be transferred into the womb – the cleavage stage (2-3 days after fertilization) and the blastocyst stage (5-6 days after fertilization). Blastocyst versus cleavage-stage With a natural pregnancy, the embryo reaches the womb in the blastocyst…

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WHY IS PGS NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE WITH RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS? PART II

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Following the first article introducing how pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) works, we want to talk about who is this therapy beneficial for and how to use it best. A new study suggests PGS is not for everyone Due to the frequency of aneuploids in miscarriage, pre-implantation genetic screening for recurrent pregnancy loss patients has been recommended over the years as an alternative medical strategy for reducing miscarriage rates and improving full-term, healthy live birth odds. And just like all other…

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